Under Nancy Pelosi’s “leadership” as Speaker, America’s economy is in the tank, civil unrest is at an all-time high, Americans are seeing their rights stripped, and the world is in chaos.
Regardless of those facts, Pelosi’s ego is certainly second to none in Washington, D.C. – and that’s saying something.
But now Nancy Pelosi’s deranged ego is costing Americans a fortune and could start World War III.
“Shoot them down…”
Earlier this week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) departed on another of her semi-regular “diplomatic” missions abroad, this time to Asia.
It should be a rather routine trip, but Speaker Pelosi’s deranged ego just won’t allow that, as rumors and reports surfaced claiming she is intending to fly into Taiwan in order to become the highest ranking U.S. official to visit the sovereign nation since 1997.
Of course, Taiwan is a sovereign nation in the eyes of almost everyone on Earth other than China, who claims the nation is actually merely part of China and therefore under the Communists’ control.
China even routinely flies military jets over Taiwan in a show of force and defiance to the U.S. in order to intimidate the Taiwanese people.
As such, China responded to reports of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan by warning that there will be serious repercussions.
Prior to the Speaker landing in Taiwan Tuesday, China warned if her plane is accompanied by U.S. Military jets – which, of course it would be with the Speaker of the House flying into rather hostile territory – they’ll view it as an “invasion” and “shoot them down.”
“If US fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is invasion. The PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the US fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction. If ineffective, then shoot them down,” Hu Xijin, a commentator for Communist Chinese-controlled Global Times, tweeted.
In China’s eyes, this is their moment to draw a line in the sand with the Biden administration and the United States while the entire world is watching.
After all, the Biden administration has sworn up and down to the Chinese Communist Party that they don’t have a position on Taiwan.
And they’ve apparently worked even harder to convince China that the Democrat Speaker of the House’s visit is, somehow, totally separate from the Democrat President’s foreign policy agenda.
According to CNBC, the administration has even gone so far as to make clear to Speaker Pelosi, and China for that matter, that they oppose the trip.
Officially, the Biden administration has been careful to avoid directly answering questions about whether it agrees with Pelosi’s decision to make the trip,” CNBC reported. “But unofficially, the White House and the Pentagon have made little secret of their opposition to such a visit, which comes at a time when U.S.-China relations are the poorest they’ve been in decades.”
On top of that, the President has said publicly that the U.S. military believes Pelosi’s trip is a terrible idea.
“In late July, Biden responded to a question about Pelosi’s then-rumored stop in Taiwan by saying, “The military thinks it’s not a good idea right now. But I don’t know what the status of it is,” CNBC continued.
Unfortunately, though, none of that matters to Nancy Pelosi – or her ego.
Full steam ahead into a global catastrophe
No one actually knows what Nancy Pelosi’s real plan is here.
The Speaker of the House landed in Taiwan late Tuesday night, but so far that seems to be the extent of it.
For their part, China has responded by increasing “military exercises” in the South China Sea, and “live-fire drills in the Bohai Sea, near the Korean Peninsula,” according to The Washington Post.
Reuters has reported that Chinese “warplanes” and “warships” have begun flying and sailing near the “median line dividing the Taiwan Strait,” which is an unofficial dividing line between the two nations.
The bottom line is, this entire ordeal has been extraordinarily costly, even if it all goes relatively smoothly.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has caused the United States military to redirect critical resources, which essentially changes the entire global military landscape, costing American taxpayers millions of dollars – at least – in the middle of a recession.
Simultaneously, she’s pushing U.S. and Chinese relations to the brink, literally testing one of the most fragile international relationships in the world between two nations with missiles and nuclear weapons literally pointed at one another.
And if she makes the wrong move at any time, or anyone else – be it American, Chinese, Taiwanese, or otherwise – steps a single foot wrong, the whole thing would blow up and the world could be plunged into yet another World War.
All because Nancy Pelosi’s deranged ego wanted to be the highest ranking U.S. official to visit Taiwan since 1997.
Sure hope it’s worth all the trouble.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.